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Fairey Swordfish * Retired *
41 Blackburn-built aircraft used from 19 June 1943 by 860 sqn for ASW patrols from MAC ships on the Atlantic convoys. 1 Mk.I, 3 radar equipped Mk.IIIs and 37 Mk.IIs. Royal Navy serials carried. Last withdrawn 25 April 1945.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
V4331     19 June 1943 Mk.I, Code letter D, damaged, returned to FAA 28 Dec 1943
DK680     26 June 1943 Mk.II, Code letter E, returned to FAA Aug 1943
DK682     26 June 1943 Mk.II, Code letter F, returned to FAA 29 Dec 1943
HS217     19 June 1943 Mk.II, Code letter C, returned to FAA Sept 1943
HS274     Dec 1943 Mk.II, Code letter K, crashed Scotland 8 Dec 1943
HS289     19 June 1943 Mk.II, Code letter B, returned to FAA 26 Dec 1943
HS291     Aug 1943 Mk.II, Code letter E, returned to FAA Dec 1943
HS362     19 June 1943 Mk.II, Code letter A, returned to FAA 30 Dec 1943
HS405     - Mk.II, forced landing Ballykelly 20 Mar 1945
HS616     - Mk.II, crashed in the sea 21 Dec 1944
HS637     Dec 1943 Mk.II, Code letter L, returned to FAA 1944
HS654     30 Dec 1943 Mk.II, Code letter A, returned to FAA 1944
LS151     1944 Mk.II, accident Macoma 22 Aug 1944
LS152     24 Dec 1943 Mk.II, Code letter D, accident Gadila Mar 1944
LS155     26 Dec 1943 Mk.II, Code letter F, returned to FAA 1944
LS157     23 Dec 1943 Mk.II, Code letter B, accident Macoma 28 June 1944
LS158     Sept 1943 Mk.II, Code letter C, returned to FAA 25 Jan 1944
LS172     - Mk.II, accident Macoma 4 Sept 1944
LS174     28 Jan 1944 Mk.II, Code letter C, soc 1944
LS193     - Mk.II, accident Gadila 23 Feb 1945
LS237     - Mk.II, accident Macoma 27 Sept 1944
LS241     - Mk.II, accident Macoma 2 Nov 1944
LS244     Sept 1943 Mk.II, crashed in sea 11 Jan 1944
LS278     - Mk.II, soc 2 Dec 1944
LS289     Sept 1943 Mk.II, Code letter H, collision with LS244 13 Oct 1943
LS291     Sept 1943 Mk.II, Code letter G
LS293     - Mk.II, accident Gadila 8 Apr 1945
LS294     - Mk.II, accident Macoma 3 Nov 1944
LS298     Nov 1943 Mk.II, Code letter H
LS350     - Mk.II, accident 7 Aug 1944
LS389     - Mk.II, soc 15 Dec 1944
LS398     Oct 1943 Mk.II, crashed in sea 24 Oct 1943
LS437     Dec 1943 Mk.II, accident Gadila 30 Jan 1945
NE888     July 1944 Mk.II, overboard Macoma 16 Aug 1944
NE901     - Mk.II, soc 9 Nov 1944
NE904     23 Dec 1943 Mk.II, Code letter E
NF127     Mar 1944 Mk.II, crashed in sea from Gadila 28 June 1944
NF246     - Mk.II, soc 4 Nov 1944
NR976     Apr 1945 Mk.III, soc 9 Apr 1945
NS181     Apr 1945 Mk.III, 25 Apr 1945
NS199     Apr 1945 Mk.III, 3 Apr 1945

References:

  • Dutch Military Aviation 1945-1978 by Paul A Jackson (1978)
  • 70 Jaar Marineluchtvaartdienst by N. Geldhof (1987)


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